Exercise Science Faculty

Dr. Chris Bailey

Dr. Chris BaileyPhD, CSCS, RSCC, CPT
Phone: 706-880-8115
Office: SPEED Center (Mariotti 101)
Office Hours: MW 9:30-10:30; by appointment

Chris Bailey is an Assistant Professor in Exercise Science and the Coordinator of the SPEED Center at LaGrange College. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He also holds a personal trainer certification (CPT) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

He completed his PhD in Sport Physiology and Performance at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) where he served as the baseball strength and conditioning coach. Prior to Dr. Chris Baileyhis time at ETSU he worked as a minor league strength and conditioning coach in the San Diego Padres baseball organization for two years (2010 season with the Eugene Emeralds and 2011 season with the Texas League Champion, San Antonio Missions). He has also worked in private sports performance training with clients ranging from college prep athletes to professional football players.

He is active in the NSCA and ISBS (International Society of Biomechanics in Sports), currently serving as the NSCA Georgia State Director and is a member of the Southeast Regional NSCA Advisory Board. His research focuses on athlete monitoring for improved performance, applied strength and conditioning, and bilateral strength asymmetry. He has published and has presented on the previously mentioned topics at the national and international level. At LaGrange College, Dr. Bailey teaches applied exercise anatomy, biomechanics, research in exercise science, techniques for human performance assessment, theories and principles of athletic conditioning, and senior seminar in exercise science.

Dr. Tim McInnis

Dr. Tim McInnisPhD, USAW
Phone: 706-880-8011
Office: Smith 314
Office Hours: M 2:00-3:00; by appointment

Tim McInnis is an Assistant Professor in Exercise Science. He completed his PhD in Sport Physiology and Performance from East Tenessee State University (ETSU) and he received his MS in Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning from Appalachian State University. He has been involved with the sport of weightlifting for 10 years beginning with his time as an undergraduate student at LSU Shreveport where he moved from intern to assistant weightlifting coach at the USA Weightlifting High Performance and Development Center under Dr. Kyle Pierce. While at ETSU he served as Head Weightlifting Coach of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) designated Olympic Training Site for Weightlifting at ETSU from 2012-2014. He served as the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Chair for Weightlifting from 2008-2010. He has coached beginners and world team members. He has experience working with various team sports. He taught swim lessons for more than a decade and was a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and LDr. Tim McInnisifeguarding Instructor for the Red Cross.

At LaGrange College, Dr. McInnis teaches Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Testing and Prescription, Sports Nutrition, and Personal Health Issues.